Frankie Saenz to Face Augusto Mendes at UFC Fight Night 103 in Phoenix

By Tristen Critchfield Dec 20, 2016


A bantamweight clash pitting Frankie Saenz against Augusto Mendes has been added to the UFC Fight Night 103 lineup. Additionally, a strawweight showdown between Jocelyn Jones-Lybarger and Nina Ansaroff was also recently confirmed for the event.

Fox Sports Arizona first reported the bout. UFC Fight Night 103 takes place at Talking Stick Arena in Phoenix on Jan. 15 and is headlined by a featherweight duel between B.J. Penn and Yair Rodriguez. The evening’s main card will be televised on Fox Sports 1.

After winning his first three Octagon appearances, Saenz has dropped back-to-back fights against Eddie Wineland and Urijah Faber. The 36-year-old Phoenix native is 11-4 as a professional, with three wins via KO/TKO and two by submission.

A three-time Legacy Fighting Championship veteran, Mendes made his promotional debut at UFC Fight Night 83, where he suffered a first-round knockout loss to current No. 1 contender Cody Garbrandt. The Rio de Janeiro native finished all of his first five opponents inside two rounds.

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